Army Corps of Engineers nixes northern Minnesota mine

A controversial mining project in Northern Minnesota encountered a potentially fatal setback when the Army Corps of Engineers revoked a critical Clean Water Act permit.

Officials at the Corps’ St. Paul district yanked the Clean Water Act Section 404 permit for the NorthMet copper-nickel mine, which has been the focus of concern about the mine’s effects on waters in and around the popular Boundary Waters wilderness area and Lake Superior.

LINK (via Courthouse News Service)

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